Time to Check Your Smoke Detectors

Volunteers ready to distribute smoke detectors

On Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 members of the Insurance Society of Philadelphia (ISOP) were joined by Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Theil during ISOP’s IICF Week of Giving activities to install state-of-the-art smoke detectors in Frankford homes in the area of  the 1600 block of Wakeling Street.

ISOP Members with Commissioner Theil

ISOP Members with Commissioner Theil

“This community activity serves as an opportunity to promote fire safety and showcases our members’ dedication to helping our city and its residents,” ISOP Chair Dianne Salter said. “ISOP is proud to stand with the Philadelphia Fire Department and Citizens for Fire Prevention in helping to provide financing for their smoke detector program.”

Free to any Philadelphia resident, each detector is powered by a 10-year lithium battery and is purchased with funds raised during ISOP’s annual Independence Gala. In 2015, ISOP presented the Philadelphia Fire Department and Citizens for Fire Prevention with $81,600 for the program.

Founded in 1901, the Insurance Society of Philadelphia (ISOP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and professional development of insurance professionals working in the insurance, legal, healthcare and financial services industries. ISOP offers a wealth of classes and continuing education credit opportunities across a wide range of subject areas as well as hosting industry-wide events such as The Independence Gala, Philly I-Day and Week of Giving. For more information, please visit www.insurancesociety.org.